From time to time, we like to review some of the books available for parents of college students. There is a wealth of literature available to help parents cope with the transition to college and the changes that occur throughout the college years. We’ve offered some lists of recommended reading, and there is something for everyone. Visit our Resources page for suggestions of important books for college parents and their students.
Generation Z: A Century in the Making is the third book written by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace about this important generation of students who are our current college, high school, and middle schoolers. We’re just getting to know this generation, but they are our kids, and we’re surrounded by them – at home and now at work. The more we understand them as a generation, the better our relationships will be. We’ve reviewed Seemiller and Grace’s first book, Generation Z Goes to College, but we think this one is important as well.
Generation Z, as defined in this book, includes those students born between 1995 and 2010.
Much like Generation Z Goes to College, this book begins with an overview of generations leading up to Generation Z. As parents, we can find our own generation, or perhaps the generations of our older children and our own parents, to give context to the discussion of Generation Z. Holding the mirror up to ourselves can be an interesting exercise! We like, too, the explanation of how world developments have helped to shape each generation, with a focus on the technology of the time, the societal events, and family relationships. We understand our students better when we remember those world events which shaped their childhoods, and when we remember that our generation has created the society into which they are born.